Sunflowers are heliotropic, meaning they direct their growth in response to sunlight! So you will see sunflowers change the way they face from morning to afternoon.
Sunflowers are remarkably tough, they are resistant to pests, heat and drought tolerant and easy to grow as long as the soil is not waterlogged.
Did you know you can eat sunflower seeds raw?
When to plant:
Spring or early summer, when the soil is starting to warm up
Where to plant:
They will need about 6–8 hours of sunlight each day. You can even grow sunflowers indoors in containers if you place them near a north facing window.
- Water in the mornings - as root rot can set in over cold nights
- Grow with a stake - they will be top heavy, plus it helps keep them upright against winds and rains